New International Version
Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.
King James Bible
So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
Darby Bible Translation
And the assembly of the peoples shall encompass thee; and for their sakes return thou on high.
World English Bible
Let the congregation of the peoples surround you. Rule over them on high.
Young's Literal Translation
And a company of peoples compass Thee, And over it on high turn Thou back,
Psalm 7:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For their sakes therefore return thou on high - Thy own people who compass thy altar, the faithful of the land, are full of gloomy apprehensions. They hear the charges against me; and see how I am persecuted. Their minds are divided; they know not what to think. For their sakes, return thou on high - ascend the judgment-seat; and let them see, by the dispensations of thy providence, who is innocent and who is guilty. David feared not to make this appeal to God; for the consciousness of his innocence showed him at once how the discrimination would be made.
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"I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy." --PSALM vii. 4. That is the noblest revenge, and in those moments David had intimate knowledge of the spirit of his Lord. "If thine enemy hunger, feed him!" Evil for good is devil-like. To receive a favour and to return a blow! To obtain the gift of language, and then to use one's speech to curse the giver! To use a sacred sword is unholy warfare! All this is devil-like. Evil for evil is beast-like. Yes, the dog bites back when it is …
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Some General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
When you ascended on high, you took many captives; you received gifts from people, even from the rebellious-- that you, LORD God, might dwell there.
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